Update: 2023, if you are looking for a Korean Fatboy sandwich mentioned on Twitter you are most likely looking for SYKO located in Windsor Terrace New York. According to The New Yorker this sandwich is:
“A thick, crisp-edged Korean-style scallion pancake with a mochi-like texture (thanks to potato starch) is layered with sticky white rice, frilly romaine lettuce, a few crunchy batons of danmuji (sweet pickled daikon, dyed neon yellow with turmeric), and a choice of protein—beef bulgogi, chicken bulgogi, or fried tofu strewn with kimchi. Then it’s tightly rolled into a stubby cylinder and sliced in half, to be doctored to taste with the house-made gochugaru-based yangnyeomjang sauce.”
The following article is about a restaurant located in South Korea, which is unassociated.
I miss sandwiches. There are sandwiches in Korea but they’re not the same. The bread is usually white bread and it’s soggy with mayonnaise or jam or both. I miss options of cheeses and meats and bread types. Beyond what subway offers. (There are Subways in Korea, and the one near me automatically will pop whatever sandwich I ordered into the oven unless I catch them and tell them not to bake it. Sometimes I don’t want my guacamole hot.)
I met one of my friends who was heading home this summer (It’s the season of goodbyes again) and she invited me for a quick lunch before she had to go do other things and I had to go get x-rays. We got the Sunday Roast Beef to share which has roast beef, swiss cheese, and horseradish aioli on baguette style bread. I ordered a Sprite to go with it while my friend got a Coke zero.
It was pretty good and there was a lot to it. They weren’t skimpy on anything. It even came with a pickle that wasn’t a sweet one that we split like a wishbone. They also have some fun Star Wars burgers you can order but we were a bit too hot and not hungry enough for a burger. A half of a sandwich ended up being enough for each of us.
Fatboy sandwiches is open from 9am until 9pm Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from 11am until 4pm. There is seating inside but it’s one large table. There are also a couple of tables and chairs outside but it was way too hot for that.